As a young boy, I first picked up a camera after watching my father make black-and-white prints in the basement darkroom. Flash forward…I got my start in New York City at The Village Voice. It was there that I began shooting people: actors, business types, musicians, street people, politicians.
My street training honed my skill to capture the right moments so you feel a connection with the people I shoot. I like to tell their story so you get to know them a little better.
Photography has introduced me to some amazing people. I first met Sir Paul McCartney in 1989 and became his personal photographer while he toured. My work with Sir Paul developed into a collaboration on the book Each One Believing (Chronicle Books, 2004), a volume that documents Sir Paul’s 2002-03 world tour.
I have worked with editorial, design firms, public relations, corporate and advertising clients, including: Celgene, Novo Nordisk, Aventis, Wyeth, McCartney Productions, LTD, National Geographic TV, Time Magazine, USAA, The New York Philharmonic, Roche, The Medicines Company, Curran & Connors, Haymarket Media, The Dilenschneider Group, Rogers and Cowan, American Eagle, 5th & Pacific, and the band U2.
I now live in the New York City area with my wife and son. For my son, Jackson, the basement darkroom has been replaced with a big, bright computer screen.